Friday, August 22, 2014

Project Runway rehash!

Normally red carpet episodes are super fun for me to watch. Sadly, Heidi has a way of spoiling things and she posted photos of herself on Instagram wearing the winning dress AND tagged the winning designer. So without any mystery about the winner, this episode kind of dragged for me. Curse you Heidi!

Spoilers ahead...(see Heidi, this is called a spoiler alert).

Highlight: You know why Kini gets done so quickly? Because he doesn't waffle on his design. Now that I think about it, why do so many designers waste time doing nothing? They go into this knowing that the setting is intimidating, yet they still can't believe in themselves enough to commit.

Heidi is terrifying. She's SO nice and vanilla as a judge on America's Got Talent, but on this show she scares the crap out of everyone except Tim.

Lowlight: It aggravates me when designers complain about working with new (to them) materials, especially when they've been to Mood (twice!) and had complete reign over their choices. If you're a fashion designer, I think you should have at least slight experience with as many fabrics as you can. C'mon, this is Project Runway, you KNOW there will be at least one red carpet challenge! And if you're not comfortable with satin or charmeuse or whatever, use a double knit like Kini.

Sandhya getting all that extra, I'm glad it came to nothing since she was safe. I don't know if I can blame her for what she did, but I don't think I would have done it.

What does it say about this season that Alexander sent down a model with her butt hanging out, and he was safe?

Best garment: Kini's was my favorite but even that one didn't blow me away. None of them did, really, when you think about some of the other red carpet dresses that have appeared on this show before.

I think Fade pulled out a great look after it was looking kind of drab before. If it had been a different color it would have been a stunner.

Worst garment: So many. Besides the obvious bottom three that didn't finish or execute anything wearable, I didn't like Amanda's. Too Cleopatra for me and the beading looked sloppy.

Best line of the night: "Wksahfk jsnskajd aslkjdf klsjdfhg askdjf" --Heidi speaking German with Fade.

This episode really highlighted the problem with this season. These designers are very narrow-minded and apparently don't have the ability to make it work. Given a second chance at Mood, Kristine did not simply buy lining for her first see-through dress, and Korina still went with green. I don't know if it's fear/pressure or a lack of confidence, but it's not fun to watch. We waited almost a year for a new season and THIS is it?

Next week: Another team/pairs challenge? Blah.


  1. I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, but went back and read your Project Runway posts from the current season. I pretty much agree with everything you say, so you are not alone in your assessments this season. I cannot figure out what the judges love so much about Amanda's designs. I thought that thing last night was ugly! I also like Kini's designs and the fact that he just decides what to do and does it. And does it well. The man can design, sew and fit like few others. Thanks for your posts!

    1. Great to have you reading along Debra! I'm glad it's not just me...this kind of season makes you doubt your own senses!

  2. I am stunned that Korina was safe. All three should have gone home, ugh. I did like Fade's, and Kini's, but Amanda's was another miss for me. And I thought exactly the same thing, they KNOW there will be some kind of red carpet/evening wear challenge, why on earth would you not work on that before applying?

    1. I don't know if they've ever had a triple elimination...but now might have been the time to try it!


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